Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A dark rich black stout utilizing humongous amounts of roasted barley, black malt, flatted barley and Warrior, Green Bullet and Willamette hops. Thick enough to fill potholes!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JUL 6, 2012
Pours pitch black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, a little chocolate and coffee and some alcohol notes. Taste is rich and sweet with an understated dryness and very slight bitterness. Full body, softer carbonation, smooth on the palate. Overall a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1213) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Bouteille 1L, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée crémeuse laissant une dentelle baveuse. Arôme de malt torréfié, café noir, alcool, chocolat noir.. Goût de malt torréfié, café noir, chocolat, un peu sucré, légère amertume. Carbonatation moyenne-faible. corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (707) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
A huge thanks to Matt for this beer! Bière partagée à 5 lors d’un souper chez François Moisan. La bière est noire et la mousse presque blanche. Celle-ci colle très bien à mon verre droit. Un nez chocolaté de malts rôtis. Je note du caramel, du chocolat au lait et une touche vanillée. Un nez de bon impérial stout classique finalement. Rien d’extraordinaire, mais que du bon et bien réalisé! en bouche le liquide est fourbu d’une belle base maltée tout en demeurant plutôt léger. Belle densité, effervescence plaisante, la bière manque cependant peut-être d’un peu de corps pour une impériale stout à 9% d’alcool. Chaude en bouche, alcool plus ou moins bien dissimulé et facile à boire, ce n’est pas un grand stout, mais tout de même une bière très bien faite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4933) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, mild sweetness and a hint of acidity. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit, mild funk and and a long and dry/acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3360) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Large shared bottle in Atlanta. A: dark reddish brown body is nearly black and opaque in the glass. Flavor: Rich and dark roasty without char. Enticing aroma. Smooth, full body with medium-light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4394) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2015
1 liter swingtop. Opaque ebony with a thin film of espresso-colored creamy foam on top. Aroma of dark chocolate, mocha cream, and touches of char and toffee. Flavors of coffee, char, bittersweet chocolate, dark toffee, prune and hints of blackberry. The blackstrap molasses shows just a bit in the long finish, along with a touch of citrus and dried leaf. Heavy body never gets sticky and has a mostly smooth, medium carbonation that suits this beer well. Very easy drinking for such a heavy bodied brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2316) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Canada tick bro in the heart of da souf. Pours the part with a light lacing trail. It’s tough to follow the intricacies of this brew with billy bob asking what home brew is in the can. Let’s start wif a day NYS home brew I shat last week... But I digress. Some licourice, mild espresso all wrapped in a full bodhi. Fuck @waynefish1 for ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Shared 32 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of frothy, brownish tan, head foam, and clingy dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was subtly roasted, with some cocoa, but a stronger scent of prune & raisin. Medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste included hop bitterness that offered roasted, woody, & earthy qualities, a touch of treacle sweetness, and some alcohol presence. Decent, hearty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Sweet and resinous chocolate aroma with some red fruit and vanilla. Opaque black with clear brown highlights under an eternal, creamy tan flannel blanket. Potent dark chocolate and pumpernickel and vanilla flavour with light sherry, nutty notes and very faint red fruit. Full body, moderate carbonation, slightly warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Mmm. Thick white head that lingers, with a nice mouthfeel, and the longest deep cocoa finish. Yum. This is a great beer to pair with spicy steaks. Lives up to its name. Overall: 3.8. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
500ml swing cap shared at the Central Jersey BA gathering. Poured a silky black body with a huge frothy dark beige head. Aroma/flavor of burnt marshmallows, dark toast, soy sauce, cola and a touch of tobacco. Smooth body, lighter carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Good beer.

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